Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

Identity Theft

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

So what’s it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions. Nor will they be caused by the Eurozone disaster, a double-dip recession, the disintegration of institutions deemed “too big to fail,” or government spending run amok. I… Read More

Facebook: Chronicle of an IPO Foretold

Personal Finance

Facebook: Chronicle of an IPO Foretold

Facebook: Chronicle of an IPO Foretold

For anyone who plays the stock market — and I confess I do from time to time — the drama that unfolded over the past couple of weeks surrounding the Facebook IPO  reminded me of the “give them bread and circuses philosophy” of the Roman Empire, except this time the Empire kept the bread. The… Read More

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Students

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Suddenly, and finally, everywhere we turn somebody is talking about the student debt disaster. Headlines scream it. The presidential campaigns are beginning to seriously talk about it. Congress is starting to focus on it, well….as only Congress does. Last week, once again demonstrating its ability to turn a simple box into a Rubik’s Cube, in… Read More

In Response to James Franco

Personal Finance

In Response to James Franco

In Response to James Franco

Over the past few months, in preparation for and in reflection of the commencement address I had the privilege of giving at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University on May 12, I watched scores of them on YouTube and read literally hundreds of them as well as their reviews. A few… Read More

Crowdsourcing the Student Loan Mess

Students

Crowdsourcing the Student Loan Mess

Crowdsourcing the Student Loan Mess

For the record, I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Hitler Youth. I point this out because based on the comments to my last few columns (which focused on the idea that a National Service Corps could help solve our student debt crisis) it would seem that some of you… Read More

It’s Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Students

It’s Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

It’s Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

If you’re worried about student loan debt, what it means for graduating seniors and for the future of our nation, congratulations. That means you’re paying attention. Now that Americans owe over $1 trillion in student debt, more than they owe on their credit cards, many people are beginning to see that our country’s current way… Read More

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

Mortgages

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

President Obama, Governor Romney and their backers may be spending hundreds of millions of dollars to live in the most expensive and exclusive house in the nation, but they aren’t saying enough about the fact that housing in America is broken. Despite what the media and candidates might have you believe, real estate, home ownership… Read More

Obama’s Mortgage Task Force: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Mortgages

Obama’s Mortgage Task Force: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Obama’s Mortgage Task Force: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Maybe you’re reading about it less and less. It doesn’t seem to be the lead story on many national news broadcasts anymore. But it’s still there, festering away like an untreated wound. The foreclosure crisis and the morass of other problems surrounding persistently problematic real estate prices, unwise loans made to now-bereft homeowners, and predatory… Read More

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